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The world leader of the Ismailis, a Shiah Muslim sect, arrived
in Tajikistan on Sunday as part of a tour of Central Asia.
Prince Karim Aga Khan IV was met at Dushanbe airport by Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov, Tajik TV reported.
According to an earlier report by Tajik radio, the religious leader is to have talks with President Emomali Rahmonov on cooperation between the Tajik government and the Aga Khan Foundation, and a number of agreements are expected to be signed.
The Russian news agency ITAR-TASS, which also reported Karim Aga Khan's arrival, said he would be discussing the opening of an international university in the mountain town of Khorugh.
Tajikistan's Ismaili community is mainly concentrated in the Pamir Mountains.
Source: Tajik Television first channel, Dushanbe, in Russian 27
Text of report by Tajik TV on 27th August
His Majesty Prince Karim Aga Khan IV arrived in our republic [Tajikistan] today. The honoured guest was met by the prime minister of the republic, Oqil Oqilov, and other officials of the republic at Dushanbe airport.
Source: Tajik Television first channel, Dushanbe, in Russian 1400 gmt 27 Aug 00